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Nigerian already in queue to vote

As the saying goes, the early bird catches the worm and 61-year-old Nigerian Abubakar Shettima has taken that to heart. He has already taken up his place at the polling unit in Plateau state two days before voting starts in the presidential election. BBCCopyright: BBC Mr Shettima told the BBC’s Umar Yunus that he wanted […]Read More

Why Somali clerics condemn Valentine’s Day

Some leading Muslim clerics in the self-declared republic of Somaliland have urged their followers not to celebrate Valentine’s Day, saying it is contrary to the teachings of Islam. The clerics made similar appeals in previous years, but have been more vocal in their opposition this year. Some people disagree with them, arguing that celebrating love […]Read More

Buhari finally reveals what Bill Clinton told him

President Muhammadu Buhari has revealed his discussion with former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, ahead of Saturday’s presidential election. Former US President, Clinton, had canceled his trip to Nigeria ahead of Saturday’s general elections, saying the visit could be “politicized”. Buhari, in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser on Media and Read More

You have failed in corruption war – MFWA, anti-graft agencies to media

With over 136 newspapers, 400 radio stations, 200 television stations, coupled with numerous online media, the media’s contribution to fighting corruption should have been outstanding, but, according to Mr Sulemana Braimah, Executive Director of Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA), the “media’s contribution to the fight against corruption is abysmal.” To him, day in Read More

“Your SSNIT can’t guarantee your future”

On the back of the poor remuneration of journalists in Ghana, young journalists especially, have been advised to take advantage of the government’s ‘Planting For Food And Jobs’ to better their earnings. The Social Security and National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) contributions, which are paid on how much an employee earns, Chief Oyeyemisola Fatuyi, President of […]Read More

Police warn public over false kidnap alarms

The Western Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service has warned the public, especially residents in Sekondi-Takoradi, to stop raising false alarms about kidnappings and that the police will deal ruthlessly with anyone caught in the act. The warning follows an incident that occurred at Effiakuma, a suburb of Takoradi, yesterday, where a woman raised […]Read More

Shot cops flown to Accra

The two wounded policemen in the Abulbabisi shooting incident that occurred on Monday night have been discharged from the Upper East Regional Hospital and referred to the Police Hospital in Accra for specialist attention. The Upper East Regional Police Commander, DCOP Osei Kwasi Ampofo-Duku, on Wednesday, told this reporter that though the officers are in […]Read More

I won’t spare political vigilantes – IGP

The Inspector General of Police David Asante-Apeatu has sent a stern warning to leadership of political parties his outfit will deal ruthlessly with any of their supporters engaging in political vigilantism. Addressing the media Thursday at the police headquarters in Accra, Asante-Apeatu served notice the police will “not tolerate any form of political violence” going […]Read More

Improving Urban Mobility in Accra to Increase Economic and Social Power

Approximately 70% of Accra’s 2 million-person population are commuters and use informal minibuses every single day. With initiatives in place such as Accra Mobility and even the Urban Mobility Forum, the local government is beginning to cater to these commuters and their specific needs, whether they are able to enjoy full accessibility or experience mobility issues. From Read More

Utility tariffs to go up marginally?

The Chronicle has picked up information that utility consumers would pay a little higher in new tariffs from March 2019. The announcement would be made this week by the Public Utilities Regulatory Commission (PURC), after a successful series of marathon stakeholder meetings. According to The Chronicle source, “The way the parameters are going, there will […]Read More

PIAC urges EOCO to crack whip on assemblies

The Public Interest Accountability Committee (PIAC) Secretariat has requested the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MoFEP) to provide it with information on all physical infrastructural projects it intends to fund with petroleum revenue in the country this year. This, according to the PIAC, an independent statutory body mandated to promote transparency and Read More

Boy,7, sprints 100M in 13.48 seconds

Little Rudolph ‘Blaze’ Ingram is 1.5 seconds closer to following in the footsteps of Usain Bolt as the fastest man on earth and he’s only seven years old. In a new clip posted on the Florida boy’s Instagram page Sunday, the youngster shows he has improved since his staggering feat of completing a 100-meter race […]Read More